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Creamy coconut and pineapple goodness
Make this Piña Colada Mocktail your go-to for summer pool parties, barbecues, and get-togethers. It’s a delightful frozen tropical drink that skips the alcohol but not the refreshing coconut and pineapple goodness. All you need are a few easy-to-find ingredients and a blender!
You won’t find any rum in this frozen coconut pineapple drink. Pineapple juice, cream of coconut, lime juice, and frozen pineapple chunks are blended together into an incredibly decadent and creamy mix. Coconut can be very rich on its own but the refreshing pineapple cuts down on the heaviness and keeps every sip smooth and light.
One sip of a piña colada mocktail and your guests will be hooked! Serve them alongside my Pineapple Ginger Beer Mocktail and Cranberry Ginger Mocktail, and everyone will feel like they’re on vacation. Don’t forget the mini drink umbrellas!
What is a virgin piña colada?
The piña colada cocktail recipe comes from Puerto Rico and is made with rum, cream of coconut, pineapple juice, and lime juice.
A virgin piña colada is made with all of these classic ingredients but swaps the alcohol for water. Using the right balance of flavors and the addition of frozen pineapple chunks, this blended mocktail always turns out creamy, rich, sweet, and slushy.
You’ll find a handful of refreshing and fruity ingredients in this frozen summer mocktail. Luckily, they should all be easy to find:
You’ll always find a few 6-ounce cans of pineapple juice on my bar cart. Canned juice has a longer shelf life while still helping daiquiris, margaritas, and other cocktails and mocktails taste fresh and amazing! Pineapple juice is a must in any piña colada recipe, giving every sip a refreshing and fruity flavor.
Cream of coconut
Is cream of coconut the same as coconut milk? Not quite! Cream of coconut is a much sweeter alternative to coconut cream (the white part in a can of coconut milk). It’s a must in a lot of blended tropical drinks, like a piña colada or chi chi cocktail, helping them taste rich and indulgent.
You can usually find cream of coconut online, at liquor stores, or make it yourself at home. Coconut milk can be substituted for cream of coconut, but the mocktail won’t taste as decadent.
Rum is the alcohol of choice in most piña colada recipes, but we’re using water to achieve the same smooth texture as the classic.
This will help balance each sip and add a touch of brightness.
This is a blended mocktail recipe, so fresh ice is a must! Make sure you make extra because coconut mocktails can be very addicting.
Frozen pineapple chunks
The ice and frozen pineapple chunks work together to make the smoothest, creamiest frozen mocktail recipe. Frozen pineapple is usually very easy to find in the frozen section of most major grocery stores, however, it’s very easy to freeze fresh pineapple yourself.
To freeze fresh pineapple, chop and freeze the fruit pieces on a parchment-lined baking sheet. They’ll harden overnight and be ready to use the next day.
How to make a piña colada mocktail
This creamy and coconutty mocktail is ready for its mini umbrella and straw after a few easy steps:
Step 1: Add all of the ingredients to a blender, a high-speed one if you have it!
Step 2: Blend until smooth, pour into 2 glasses, and enjoy!
A note about blenders
I highly recommend using a high-speed blender, we love the Vitamix to make this drink. Just like with smoothies or other frozen drinks, a blender with a powerful motor will pulverize and liquify the frozen fruit and ice in no time.
You can use a regular blender instead but it will take a little more time to achieve a super smooth texture.
Can I make it ahead of time?
You can store the blended virgin piña colada mixture in an airtight container in the freezer. It should stay fresh for up to 1 month.
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Piña Colada Mocktail
- 4 ounces pineapple juice
- 3 ounces cream of coconut
- 3 ounces water
- ½ ounce lime juice
- 3 cups ice
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- Garnish - maraschino cherries, lime wedges, pineapple chunks
- Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender.
- Blend until smooth and divide between two glasses.
- Garnish and serve immediately with a straw!
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